ephemeral-elegance:  Satin Brocade Robe a la Française, ca. 1760-70 via Canadian Museum of History   I imagine a matching, fancier stomacher and this gown becomes irresistible. I love this!

the-fashion-dish: “ England, Robe à la francaise, at the Canadian Museum Robe à la francaise, England, c. Pink-purple satin brocade with a pattern of floral sprays worked in white.

The Coronation of the Empress Elizabeth Petrovna took place at Moscow on 6th May [25th April O.S.], 1742.

The Coronation of the Empress Elizabeth Petrovna took place at Moscow on May April O.

Parade ensemble (kaftan and camisole), made in France, circa 1727-1730.  This ensemble, comprising a coat of coarse cut velvet, and a waistcoat of patterned brocade, represents a part of a court male costume of the early XVIIth century. The other part was the knee-length breeches. The double-breasted knee-length coat, made of red silk velvet, is close-fitting the chest.  The laps, cuffs and side slits are ornamented with floral pattern of gold lace and lower laps are trimmed with silver…

Georgian century rococo fasion: Coat and waistcoat, France. About Coat: silk velvet, trimmed with gold lace. Waistcoat: silver brocade, trimmed with gold lace.

Tsaritsa Maria Feodorovna of Russia, 1866 - Princess Dagmar of Denmark (sister of Princess/Queen Alexandra of England) in her engagement jewels

Tsaritsa Maria Feodorovna of Russia, 1866 - Princess Dagmar of Denmark (sister of Princess/Queen Alexandra of England) in her engagement jewels:

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